Missouri State University will host a series of events titled “1517-2017: 500 Years of Reformations” this January and February.
The work of Dr. Eric Nelson will be featured in the 2017 issue of Mind’s Eye, the university’s research publication.
Here is an excerpt:
History and memory, according to Nelson, are two very different ways of remembering the past. While the history of these battles illuminates the divide between Catholics and Protestants, the memory of what happened has the ability to reconcile differences between the two sides.
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Read his full story at Mind’s Eye.
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